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BILL60 Posts: 941,405
6/26/13 8:54 A

Welcome to SP. The very best to you on your journey.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (537,044)
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6/26/13 1:59 A

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Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.

A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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RACHIELOU092 SparkPoints: (194)
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6/26/13 1:39 A

Welcome to spark! I understand some of the issues you are going through, as I have gone through 2 of them you have mentioned. Be proud of yourself for taking this first step and lose the weight/get healthy for YOU!

HELEN_BRU Posts: 14,765
6/26/13 1:33 A

emoticon to Spark People. Lots of info. available here. Join the teams that interest you and make some friends! Don't forget to have fun too.

WHITN2010 SparkPoints: (7)
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6/25/13 6:24 P

I am 25 years old, I have a husband, weight problems, some social anxieties, and depression. I want to live a healthier life and be happier. I have been made fun of for being short, too thin at one time, then it switched to being told I looked 6 to 8 months pregnant. I have had people ask when the baby is due, or if I just had one recently, considering I have no children it was hard to take. The low point is when my husband told me if I didn't take better care of myself and ballooned up like both of our mothers, he wouldn't be physically attracted to me anymore. I stood up and said there are some difficulties I struggle with daily and if and when I lose the weight and feel better, it wouldn't be for him. It's going to be for myself, my personal image of myself, and my own feelings towards myself. I fight a conflicted battle daily with myself, I just don't want to do it anymore.

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